Vaarnii’s Ast stool, designed by Dimitri Bähler, is characterised by an unpretentious design that combines the rustic with the modern. The simple and robust stool consists of thick, sturdy pieces of pinewood, its only decorations being the gently rounded edges and the knots and lively grain typical of pine. The name of the stool, Ast, is German and means “branch”, alluding to the knots that underline the strong yet often overlooked material. In addition to an extra seat, Ast can be used as a nightstand or side table.


003 Ast stool, pine



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Oil waxed pine
51 cm
26 cm
45 cm
FSC certified pine
Maximum load capacity
300 kg
7,5 kg
Pine is a soft wood and will suffer some dents and scratches over time, which should be embraced and enjoyed as characterful signs of aging. Pine will naturally change color as it ages with your pale piece of furniture gradually maturing to a beautiful honey color over the course of several years.
Care instructions
Use a microfiber cloth when dusting Vaarnii products. Do not use any solvents on wood, only water is recommended.

Dimitri Bähler

Dimitri Bähler (born 1988) is a Swiss designer whose style is defined by strong but poetic forms. His approach to design is mainly intuitive, but it is always based on careful research, whether it is an industrially produced object or an art installation. Bähler, who studied at ECAL Lausanne and the Design Academy Eindhoven, has run his own design office since 2014. He has collaborated with brands such as Muuto, HAY and Vaarnii, among others.

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